Confronting, confessional and wildly entertaining, Sunshine lays bare the business of stripping and what goes on in the backrooms of 'gentlemen's clubs'. Coming to TV in 2021!
There are a lot of Ambers in the stripping world. And Aprils and Summers, and Skys and Rains. There are quite a few gems: Sapphires, Diamonds, Rubies and even an Amethyst. And exotic creatures: Tigers, Cheetahs, Phoenixes and Kitties. Plenty of weather conditions, like Misty, Stormy and Cloudy. There are, of course, a selection of fruits: Cherry, Berry, Peaches and Apple. And confectionery to go with it, like Candy, Lolly and Caramel. And then there are the generic hot-girl/sexy names: Lolita, Tiffany, Chanel, Lulu, Sasha and Brigitte.
Meet Sunshine. That's her stage name. Follow her downstairs into the shadowy underworld of the so-called Gentlemen's Clubs, where men hide in dark corners and pay gorgeous women like Sunshine to take their clothes off. Follow her to the private rooms where the lap dances happen, the hustle plays out and the real money flows. Sit with her in the back room with the other dancers, her friends and colleagues, who laugh and cry and rake in the dollars and party as though a zombie apocalypse is on the horizon.
Sunshine tells us in her own brutally honest and audacious words what it's like to work as a stripper, both in Australia and overseas.
Confessional, confronting, revealing, wildly entertaining and often laugh-out-loud funny, Sunshine: The diary of a lap dancer will take you into a world that most of us can only imagine and that others know all too well. But only the dancers know what really goes on - and this book shows you their world stripped bare.
Samantha C. Ross is a writer from Melbourne who, while studying for her Bachelor of Arts, decided to work around the globe as an exotic dancer. During this adventure, under her stage name Sunshine, she viewed firsthand the sometimes funny, mostly shocking behaviour of celebrities, famous and infamous, and kept a diary. These days she goes to bed at a reasonable hour, and is living happily away from the nightlife with her husband and a Chihuahua named Dexter - whom she swears she did not meet at a gentleman's club. The husband, not the Chihuahua.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format